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Casa Ombuto - Cooking Vacations Tuscany

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Larniano 21, 52010 Poppi, Italy
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Casa Ombuto - Cooking Vacations Tuscany
Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Poppi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I attended the One Week Mediterranean course taught by Chef Laura Giusti. She was not only a fantastic teacher and chef, but a truly beautiful person. The villa was a dream! The surroundings are breathtakingly gorgeous. The grounds keeper and maid do a phenomenal job taking care to make the place a sight to behold from every turn! The friends... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Mediterranean Cooking School at Casa Ombuto was an excellent vacation. Under the caring instruction of a Chef Laura Giusti eleven pupils honed their cooking schools while becoming friends. The staff was superb. The school is housed in a villa located mountainside in rural Tuscany. The vistas are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words can't describe the beauty of Casa Ombuto (& Tuscany as a whole) & the fun time had by all with Chef Paola, Sheena & the rest of the Tuscookany staff. The website pics don't it do it justice. The property is magnificent - overlooking the Appenine mountains among various nut & fruit trees, grape vines, veggie & herb gardens,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best time of my life! I loved cooking food and meeting the incredible people that were there. It was such a great time. Their main chef Paola is an amazing woman and a great teacher. Each day is different and exciting (keep in mind this is coming from a 15 year old boy). It's fun for all... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I recently spent a week at the Tuscookany Cooking School, Casa Ombuto location. I have nothing but rave reviews! The setting for Casa Ombuto is stunning, in the mountains a couple of hours east of Florence. The accommodations are lovely and comfortable, with guests staying in a picturesque stone villa with lots of terraces and porches to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived on a sleepy warm Saturday afternoon in mid-June, this multi-sensory-filled experience exceeded every expectation... & I had quite a few, not being much of a cook myself, but traveling with a real foodie & exquisite cook! Chef Laura Giusti is truly in her element. She worked easily with all of us at every experience level,... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I’ve just returned home after spending a week at the beautifully rustic Casa Ombuto, to say it was truly magical is an understatement! Perched on top of a mountain and surrounded by forest, all you can hear is bird song and the bees humming in the lavender. My first concern was that I was travelling alone and may feel isolated... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Mediterranean cooking week at Casa Ombuto was more than I ever imagined a cooking vacation could be. If you are a foodie, love to cook, eat, and would like to expand your Mediterranean repertoire, don’t think twice about booking this trip. Every detail of our stay was managed by an incredible staff, willing to please guests at every turn.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a brilliant way to spend a holiday! We had just spent a week cycling around Southern Tuscany and decided that exertion deserved to be followed with some self-indulgence! Casa Ombuto did the trick. We selected the Mediterranean cooking course as my husband was not sure that he wanted to do a full week of Italian cooking - and we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Imagine the most romantic Tuscan setting - a beautiful stone villa set high in the mountains, surrounded by woodlands, fruit trees, roses and lavender, a HUGE swimming pool overlooking more of the above, smells of fresh bread, roast lamb, garlic and herbs tempting you back into the kitchen where a larger than life chef, Paola awaits. There are no words... More

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Address: Larniano 21, 52010 Poppi, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Poppi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Tuscookany at Casa Ombuto is a luxurious villa set in the hills of Tuscany offering exclusive hands-on Italian and Mediterranean cooking vacations. We offer all-inclusive luxurious one-week Italian cooking classes given in English. Have fun and learn to cook at our Tuscookany Casa Ombuto cooking school in Tuscany. Guests stay in Casa Ombuto and have the cooking classes at Casa Ombuto in a professional kitchen designed for this purpose. It is an all-inclusive cooking vacation including a culinary excursion with visits to a cheese farm, wine tasting and olive oil farm, four cooking lessons and superb meals accompanied by the finest Italian wines. ... more   less 
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